Showbiz insider: Game of Thrones and the coffee cup conspiracy

Showbiz Insider

Monday, June 13, 2016

talkRADIO's showbiz insider looks back at the most talked-about events of the week gone by, from the royal baby timeline to a Starbucks coffee cup appearing in Game of Thrones.

The internet has been sent into a frenzy this week with talk of royal baby conspiracy theories, and Starbucks ones too. And here's why...

Monday's episode of HBO epic Game of Thrones set tongues wagging after a Starbucks coffee cup appeared where it shouldn't have been.

Dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of the Andals, The Rhoynar and the first Men (yada yada yada) was spotted with the rogue cup on the table in front of her.

A lot of people have been saying it was an accident, but this is a high-budget production. Detail is everything.

Would they really have missed such a blatant item and air it on one of the most highly-anticipated television series out there right now? Or could it instead have been an incredibly lucrative advertising deal?

The rogue coffee cup has since been edited out

I suppose we'll never know for sure, but it certainly got everyone talking. Almost like it was a publicity stunt...

Responding to the blunder (or was it?), the official Game of Thrones Twitter account posted: "News from Winterfell. The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea."

The second thing that got tongues wagging was the arrival of the royal baby, Archie.

I love the royals and I think Meghan is the future, but even I will admit something was fishy. I discussed this on-air with Paul Ross this week.

The royal couple with new addition Archie

Buckingham Palace released a statement saying Meghan was in labour just before 2pm on Monday, announcing later that she had given birth at 5.26am that morning.

That means the labour statement came after the baby was already born. 

Some have been discussing the American news cycle as the reason, but I suspect a decision was taken by someone, somewhere, after the baby was born.

In another complete coincidence, they announced the birth on the morning of the Met Gala, which is the US' biggest red carpet event of the year. It also just-so-happens to be hosted by Meghan's BFF, Serena Williams (and others).

Let me be clear - my column this week is strictly speculation. I cannot confirm (or deny) anything.

All I will say is Mazel Tov to the Royal Sussex family on their new arrival!

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